Bedroom Pop Artist Aunty Social Will Have You Dancing Alone To “Hide Away”       

August 16, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Toronto-based bedroom pop artist Aunty Social shares her new single, “Hide Away,” a bouncy track that makes the listener want to isolate and dance alone in their room.  The track is the latest offering from her upcoming EP, It Looks Friendly, out September 24, 2021.

Daniela, aka Aunty Social, explains, “This song was written during a day, like many, when I refused to engage with the world outside my bedroom. Sometimes showering and feeding myself is enough of an excuse to withdraw and that’s ok. An itching guilt usually follows and if I could describe the feeling it would be like waiting for something to happen but not willing to make it happen myself. Just a lazy, lazy, self-isolady. Nothing in this song was re-tracked, so it’s basically just a professionally mixed and mastered demo. We tried to re-track the vocals, but I wasn’t able to match the relaxed performance. I always get attached to the ease and confidence of demo vocals so I try to keep whatever I can get away with, and this is the first time I kept every single thing.


Following an amazing virtual performance for It’s A School Night Los Angeles (watch the interview here), Aunty Social announced a headlining EP release show set for September 24th at The Drake Underground in Toronto, Canada. More info is available here. “Hide Away” is the third single from the EP and follows “Unsmiling” and “Aunty Depressants.”  

Aunty Social has always used music as a means of processing her emotional landscape and she does so alongside collaborator and producer Sam Arion.  At the core of Aunty Social’s music is the belief that there is no prescriptive way to function in the world. The new EP follows her highly acclaimed debut 2020 EP, The Day My Brain Broke.  Her talent and artistic abilities have already caught the attention of tastemaker outlets like Consequence of Sound, Flood, Line Of Best Fit, Earmilk, Collide, Ladygunn, Refinery 29, Vanyaland, Ghettoblaster, influential Spotify playlists like Indie Pop, Outliers and Fresh Finds, and TV shows like Amazon’s new series Panic. She was in the live stream Aesthetic Magazine Festival last summer along with U.S. Girls, Hunny, No Joy, and more and took part in the live stream 320 Festival with Gnash and Echosmith in May 2020. Stay tuned for more to come from Aunty Social.